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4th March 2008, 07:22 PM #1
SATA power adapter
My ATX power supply has no SATA power connectors so I have ordered an molex 4 pin to SATA adapter. This has no 3.3v but I understand that this is only an issue when hotswapping. Is this correct?
25th May 2009, 01:57 PM #2
anyone know about this? I just posted a question about hot-swapping sata and one of my sata drives is on a molex-sata converter..
25th May 2009, 02:01 PM #3
The computer has been working fine since my original post driving a SATA hard drive and DVD rewriter.
25th May 2009, 02:10 PM #4
No, it depends on the drive: some require 3.3v supply, some don't. You'll find that most drives don't, because molex connectors don't supply one, but you need to check before plugging it in. The drive label should state its requirements.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
25th May 2009, 02:32 PM #5
You're quite correct, the orange supply is only really a requirement for hotswapping, which even now barely works on many chipsets.
25th May 2009, 04:11 PM #6
Thanks for the prompt replies
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